The Essential Body
Massage Therapy

Connecting body, mind, and spirit for positive change in health and healing.
Book online or call +1 (250) 362-7238

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Our Registered Massage Therapists use manipulation, mobilization and other manual methods to treat and prevent physical dysfunction, injury, pain, and disorders of soft tissue and joints of the body.

Conveniently located in downtown Rossland, BC, The Essential Body Massage Therapy promotes health by developing, maintaining, rehabilitating, or augmenting physical function.

Why Choose the Essential Body Massage Therapy

Our practitioners work with you holistically and tailor your treatments to your health goals– to aid in the recovery from injury, pain management, or persistent pain (formerly known as chronic pain), good health and well being.


The Essential Body has practiced Registered Massage Therapy for over 25 years in Rossland. Our RMTs are well versed in traditional massage techniques and are constantly learning new modes and methodologies of treatment.


We offer a wide range of treatments such as Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release,  Cranial Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Breathing, Posture & Movement. Our services can accommodate for your schedule with massages ranging in length from 30 to 90 minutes.

To book a massage, call +1 (250) 362-7238 or book online.


“I received a long, wonderful massage from Jane. I left feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and a bit noodle like All the stresses of the month,,,,gone!!”

Pam M.

Relaxing and therapeutic

“On my first session Jane made me feel welcome, took the time to talk through my history, and created an environment in which I was comfortable and relaxed. A fantastic massage and overall experience. “


Finally some relief!!

“I’ve suffered with neck/back chronic pain from sports and work injuries for years. I’ve had physio and chiropractic treatments. Scar tissue and disc degeneration adds to the issues. HOWEVER I’m finding some relief since I started seeing Barbara P. at Essential Body Message Therapy. Her technique is working for me. She is skilled and experienced. Takes a personal interest and desires to help. She is up to date with treatment options. Scenar therapy has helped. Try it you won’t be disappointed.”

Jim McReynolds

The best thing I do for myself

“I have been going to Jane Theriault for around 20 years now for different injuries and joint problems. Massage has helped me more than anything else I have tried. It helps to train my muscles not to go into spasm when I injure myself. Most times I can walk it out now. If not one or two massage sessions will have me back in fine form again. I am very thankful to Jane for her dedication to helping me to lead a more healthy life and lifestyle. She is the best and I highly recommend her.”


“I get regular massage treatment and feel it is very helpful. Sometimes I ache a lot, sometimes less so. It has been good for me.”

Tricia Rasku

Essential Body Massage Therapists

“Amazing Therapists….you feel great after a body massage…very kind & caring people … Highly recommend this place “


Fixed my shoulder… and my life!

“What a relief! Barb Penney’s massage really helps. My torn shoulder was still hurting and keeping me awake months after the accident. Other muscles had tensed up because of this. I felt so much better after my first massage… I could sleep. I was more flexible. I continue regular massage therapy as it really helps me feel fit and flexible. Barb is professional and friendly. Her good suggestions are a great help too. Her colleague Jane Theriault also gives excellent massage therapy. “


“Barbara Penney is undoubtedly one of the best massage therapists ever. I have received massages from a multitude of people and she is second to none; I also like her energy, her depth and sense of humour.”

Marnie Devlin


“The best place to have a massage in Rossland. Kind, thoughtful, professional, intuitive RMT’s who give a great massage, whether you want a relaxing massage or rehabilitative massage you get the best!”

Pat Carson

“Jane gives the most awesome massage. I have tried several others because I moved a little ways away and thought I’d look for closer, but Jane is well worth the drive! I have not found another who measures up to her!! Professional, thorough, and all around lovely!”

Ilo S

Best massage I have ever had.

“I have been to many massage therapists over the years and this massage was one of the best I have ever had. “


Evaluation of my massage treatment with Barb Penney

“I have been a patient of Barb’s for more than ten years. While walking to Barb’s work area she evaluates my posture and walk giving her an idea of what area she will concentrate on during the visit. She also asks how I feel and if I have any sore spots on my body. Barb’s treatment method is firm yet gentle. When she finds a stressed muscle she gently works the area to release the tension. Since my first visit Barb has been very caring and professional.”


That Aaaah Moment

“The Essential Body therapists see their work as more than just body work. They are always keeping up with the latest techniques for pain and stress relief. I have had one treatment correct months worth of tension while chronic pain is well managed with regular sessions. Finding their help was my aha moment; my sessions with Barbara are my aah moment.”


“I always enjoy going for my massage with Barb, she is the best. I would recommend her to anybody that likes to have a massage.”


great massages

“Love going to the essential body for massage. Barb and Jane are both great massage therapists. I would highly recommend them”